Firework Ordinances in Humboldt County

By: Matt Scher, matts@977thebolt.com

Humboldt County, IA – With the Fourth of July under two weeks away, the Humboldt County Sherriff’s Office wants to remind residents of the fireworks laws and ordinances in place.

That was Sheriff Dean Kruger on the jurisdiction pertaining to those who live outside of the community and city limit areas. State Law for these areas states that you may discharge fireworks on your own private property or property you have only received permission to do so on from June 1 to July 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and this year, since July 3 is on a Saturday, the times are extended to 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for both July 3-4. In Ottensen, Bode, Dakota City, and Thor, there are no fireworks permitted.

In Renwick and LuVerne, no fireworks are permitted, but anyone shooting off fireworks must have a permit issued by City Hall first.

In Hardy and Livermore, there are no fireworks ordinances with the state law pertaining to the communities on fireworks.

In Bradgate, you must follow the state law, but anyone shooting off fireworks must have a permit issued by the mayor or city clerk first.

In Gilmore City, private party fireworks may be shot off on July 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

In Humboldt, there can be fireworks from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The stipulation in Humboldt is that you cannot discharge any fireworks from public property or within 500 feet of either the fairgrounds or the Fourth of July parade.